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Palestinian journalist Dahdouh completes Hajj for his late wife

June 18, 2024 at 10:02 am

Palestinian journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh, head of Al Jazeera bureau in Gaza has completed the Hajj on behalf of his late wife, in Saudi on 17 June 2024 [SPA]

Palestinian journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh has completed the Hajj on behalf of his late wife, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

Speaking to the Saudi News Agency (SPA), Al-Dahdouh said this is the second time he has completed Hajj. “This gave me additional happiness, that I am fulfilling my promise to her because I was not able to have her with me last year.”

“This is the most important human gathering, the largest number gathered in one place and one time,” he continued.

Al-Dahdouh lost a number of his family members, including his wife, two sons, his daughter and his granddaughter, as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. He was also injured while reporting in Khan Yunis and was later evacuated to Qatar for treatment.

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